Saturday’s meeting between No. 17 Pitt and No. 24 Tennessee will represent the fourth iteration of the “Johnny Majors Bowl.”
The College Football Hall of Fame coach, of course, has ties to both programs: He played for the Volunteers from 1953-56, coached the Panthers from 1973-76 (winning a national title in his last season there), then left Pittsburgh to coach his alma mater from 1977 through 1992. (He then returned to Pitt to finish his career, coaching the Panthers from 1993-96.)
Curiously, Majors never beat Pitt after taking over at Tennessee, losing 30-6 in 1980 and 13-3 in 1983. The teams’ only other meeting came in 2021, when Pitt beat the Volunteers and first-year coach Josh Heupel 41-34.
To date, Tennessee is 0-3 vs. the Panthers; will this finally be the year the Vols get on the board in this series?
The Volunteers, for what it’s worth, looked efficient and explosive in a 59-10 victory over Ball State in Week 1. Pitt, meanwhile, battled through a gritty 38-31 win over West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl. Will Pitt be able to avoid an emotional letdown game following that win?
Only time will tell. Here’s how you can tune in and watch it play out:
What channel is Pitt vs. Tennessee on today?
- TV channel (national): ABC
- Live stream: ESPN App, ESPN+, fuboTV
The Pitt-Tennessee game be broadcast nationally on ABC. Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge will call the game from the booth, and Molly McGrath will report from the sidelines.
Cord-cutters can stream the action on ESPN+ or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Pitt vs. Tennessee start time
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Pitt vs. Tennessee will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.
Pitt schedule 2022
|vs. West Virginia||Sept. 1 (Thursday)||Pitt 38, West Virginia 31|
|vs. No. 24 Tennessee||Sept. 10||TBD|
|at Western Michigan||Sept. 17||TBD|
|vs. Rhode Island||Sept. 24||TBD|
|vs. Georgia Tech*||Oct. 1||TBD|
|at Virginia Tech*||Oct. 8||TBD|
|at Louisville*||Oct. 22||TBD|
|at North Carolina*||Oct. 29||TBD|
|vs. Syracuse*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|at Virginia*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|vs. Duke*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|at No. 15 Miami*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* ACC game
Tennessee schedule 2022
|vs. Ball State||Sept. 1 (Thursday)||Tennessee 59, Ball State 10|
|at No. 17 Pitt||Sept. 10||TBD|
|vs. Akron||Sept. 17||TBD|
|vs. No. 12 Florida*||Sept. 24||TBD|
|at LSU*||Oct. 8||TBD|
|vs. No. 1 Alabama*||Oct. 15||TBD|
|vs. Tennessee Martin||Oct. 22||TBD|
|vs. No. 20 Kentucky*||Oct. 29||TBD|
|at No. 2 Georgia*||Nov. 5||TBD|
|vs. Missouri*||Nov. 12||TBD|
|at South Carolina*||Nov. 19||TBD|
|at Vanderbilt*||Nov. 26||TBD|
* SEC game